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LGBTQ history dates back to early times with same-sex relationships and transcendence of gender norms recorded throughout ancient Egypt, Rome and Mesopotamia, in medieval Chinese poetry, among the Native American Two-Spirit people and in nearly every documented culture. Today, each memorial, museum, archive and landmark provides an important remembrance of the reality and contributions of those who came before to celebrate and honor a rich and storied heritage. 
The Stonewall Inn

The Stonewall Inn

New York City, United States

Perhaps the most famous gay bar in America, The Stonewall Inn was the site of the 1969 riots that ushered in a new era for gay rights in America.  Though...
  • For Men
  • 3.5
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Schwules Museum

Schwules Museum

Berlin, Germany

The first gay museum in the world. The permanent exhibit focuses on the history of the Gay Rights struggle, while the museum plays host to numerous rotating...
  • Museum
  • Cultural & Historical

Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives

Toronto, Canada

Boasting as the largest independent LGBTQ archives in the world, The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives is located in the Gay Village and features an...
  • Museum
  • Other
  • Cultural & Historical
Royal Vauxhall Tavern (RVT)

Royal Vauxhall Tavern (RVT)

London, England

Once a Victorian concert hall, the iconic Royal Vauxhall Tavern has long been a fixture on London's gay scene. In 2015, it was awarded protected status and became...
  • LGBTQ
Daughters of Bilitis Meeting Spot

Daughters of Bilitis Meeting Spot

New York City, United States

Formed in San Francisco in 1955 to give lesbians a safe social alternative to bars, the Daughters of Bilitis soon had a chapter in New York City, organized by...
  • Cultural & Historical
Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

Berlin, Germany

Unfortunately, it is hard to avoid Germany's tragic history even as a tourist, and a truly well-rounded experience of the country requires a tough visit to the...
  • Other
  • Museum
  • Excursions
  • Cultural & Historical
Will Rogers State Park Beach

Will Rogers State Park Beach

Los Angeles, United States

Will Rogers - sometimes known as Ginger Rogers Beach - has been LA's unofficial gay beach since the 1960s. About 15 miles from West Hollywood, the stretch for fun...
  • LGBTQ
  • Food & drink
  • Fun & games
  • Water fun
Pink Triangle Monument

Pink Triangle Monument

Sitges, Spain

The seaside Pink Triangle Monument recalls the 1996 riots following a police crackdown of gay men on the beach at night and the murder of a gay waiter by...
  • Cultural & Historical
Pyramid Club

Pyramid Club

New York City, United States

The funky Pyramid Club in the East Village is where the art of drag was defined and refined in the 1980s by legendary drag queens like RuPaul and Lady Bunny....
  • LGBTQ-friendly
Spinnboden

Spinnboden

Berlin, Germany

Spinnboden is a lesbian archive in a library that was founded as an "Archive to the Discovery and Conservation of Women-Love" in 1973. The strong point of the...
  • Museum
  • Cultural & Historical
GLBT History Museum

GLBT History Museum

San Francisco, United States

Also known as the "Queer Smithsonian," the GLBT History Museum is the first stand-alone museum to celebrate and document the evolution of the modern queer...
  • Museum
Barcelona LGBT Memorial

Barcelona LGBT Memorial

Barcelona, Spain

A large granite triangle bordered in pink, commemorating LGBTQ victims of persecution throughout history, was erected next to the Catalonian Parliament in 2011....
  • Cultural & Historical
Black Cat Tavern

Black Cat Tavern

Los Angeles, United States

New Year's 1967 - two years before Stonewall, LGBTQ - the Black Cat Tavern on the Sunset Strip was the scene of police brutality against the LGBTQ community,...
  • Cultural & Historical
The White Horse

The White Horse

San Francisco, United States

Opened in 1933 in a former Standard Oil Company gas station, The White Horse may just be the oldest continuously operating gay and lesbian bar in the United...
  • LGBTQ
MiIlennium Biltmore Hotel

MiIlennium Biltmore Hotel

Los Angeles, United States

A historic-cultural landmark dating from 1923, the Biltmore is lushly and plushly decorated with frescos, murals, crystal chandeliers, carved marble fountains and...
  • LGBTQ-friendly
AIDS Memorial

AIDS Memorial

Key West, United States

The names of AIDS victims with ties to Key West are inscribed on Zimbabwe granite and embedded in the walkway leading to White Street Pier. A commemorative...
  • Cultural & Historical
Harvey Milk School, Hetrick Martin Institute

Harvey Milk School, Hetrick Martin Institute

New York City, United States

Housed at The Hetrick-Martin Institute, the Harvey Milk School opened in 1985 as an educational haven for LGBT teens.  Many students came to the Institute as...
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Other
Washington Square Methodist Episcopal Church

Washington Square Methodist Episcopal Church

New York City, United States

Converted into luxury condos in 2014, Washington Square Methodist Episopal Church is remembered for its Vietnam activism and acceptance of the LGBTQ community....
  • Cultural & Historical
St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Center

St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Center

New York City, United States

St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Center was a behemoth of a hospital, founded in 1849 in the West Village during a cholera epidemic and serving in countless...
  • Cultural & Historical

Mattachine Society office

New York City, United States

The New York chapter of the Los Angeles-based Mattachine Society was established in 1955 with an office in the Gilded Age-era St. James Building on Madison Square...
  • Cultural & Historical
Judson Memorial Church

Judson Memorial Church

New York City, United States

Built in 1890 to honor the first American foreign missionary, Judson Memorial Church took on a new mission in the mid-20th century to champion civil rights,...
  • Cultural & Historical

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